Training First Responders on RDDs and INDs: A Challenge for Health Physicists and Emergency Managers
This course provides a thorough review of the fundamentals of responding to a terrorist incident involving radiological or nuclear material either in the form of an RDD or an IND.
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This course provides a thorough review of the fundamentals of responding to a terrorist incident involving radiological or nuclear material either in the form of an RDD or an IND. It focuses on the specifics of "protection of the public, emphasizing life-saving," and the equally important aspect of managing the risks for the first responders themselves. Students will gain a comprehensive and practical understanding of dose limits, radiation instruments, operating and emergency response procedures, types of potential terrorist-related radiological and nuclear incidents, appropriate personnel monitoring and safety issues that may be encountered by the first responder community. You also will learn hands-on how to conduct a radiation survey to monitor for levels of radiation and the conduct of efficient and effective contamination control surveys and personal monitoring. Current references from the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) and the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD) on this subject will be extensively reviewed as will current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Those who are responsible for training first responders on the impact of terrorist-related responses to Radiological Dispersal Devices (RDDs) and Improvised Nuclear Devices (INDs).